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Swedish

Noun

Inflection for jätte Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative jätte jätten jättar jättarna
Genitive jättes jättens jättars jättarnas

jätte c.

  1. giant; a mythical human of very great size

Usage notes

  • The word is frequently used compounded with adjectives, where it gives an emphatetic meaning: stor = big, but jättestor = "enormous". Also used when the compound may sound like an oxymoron: liten = "small" or "tiny", but jätteliten = "very tiny".

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